Fashion accessories vocabulary refers to the specific terms used to describe different types of fashion accessories. Understanding this vocabulary is important for those in the fashion industry, as well as for individuals who are interested in fashion and personal style.
Fashion accessories are often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.
Fashion accessories can be loosely categorized into two general areas:
- Accessories that are carried – Traditionally carried accessories include purses and handbags, hand fans, parasols and umbrellas, wallets, canes, and ceremonial swords.
- Accessories that are worn – Accessories that are worn may include jackets, boots and shoes,cravats, ties, hats, bonnets, belts and suspenders, gloves, muffs, jewelry, watches, sashes, shawls, scarves, lanyards, socks, and stockings.
Fashion Accessories Vocabulary | List
- Jewelry: Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, watches, brooches, pendants, charms, and anklets.
- Bags: Handbags, purses, backpacks, totes, duffel bags, clutch bags, messenger bags, and crossbody bags.
- Shoes: Heels, flats, sneakers, sandals, boots, loafers, oxfords, and pumps.
- Sunglasses: Aviators, Wayfarers, cat-eye, round, square frames, and mirrored lenses.
- Hats: Baseball caps, fedoras, beanies, sun hats, berets, Panama hats, and cowboy hats.
- Belts: Leather, fabric, metallic, and elastic.
- Scarves: Silk, cotton, wool, and pashmina.
- Socks and tights: Crew, knee-high, and ankle-length.
- Hair accessories: Barrettes, hairbands, hair clips, scrunchies, headbands, and hair combs.
- Watches: Analog, digital, smartwatches, and chronograph.
- Wallets: Leather, fabric, and cardholder.
- Keychains: Key rings, lanyards, and key fobs.
- Cufflinks: Metal, enamel, and gemstone.
- Ties: Silk, cotton, and wool.
- Bow ties: Pre-tied and self-tie.
- Suspenders: Clip-on and button-on.
- Lapel pins: Enamel, metal, and fabric.
- Umbrellas: Manual and automatic.
- Headbands: Fabric, metal and beaded.
- Handkerchiefs: Cotton and silk
- Gloves: Leather, knitted and fingerless
- Goggles: Ski, snowboard and protective
- Facemasks: Fabric, disposable and N95
- Eyewear chains: Chain and cord to hold eyeglasses
- Earrings: Hoop, stud, dangle, and chandelier.
- Body jewelry: Navel rings, nose rings, and tongue rings.
- Body chains: chains to wear on the body
- Bandanas: Cotton and silk
- Beaded jewelry: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and anklets
- Brooches: Pins and lapel pins
Fashion Accessories Vocabulary | Images
Fashion Accessories Vocabulary
Fashion Accessories Vocabulary – Types of Bags
Fashion Accessories Vocabulary – Types of Hats
Fashion Accessories Vocabulary – Types of Shoes
Fashion Accessories Vocabulary – Types of Boots
Fashion Accessories Vocabulary – Types of Men’s Shoes
Fashion Accessories Vocabulary | Parts
Parts of a Shoes
- Toe box: The front part of the shoe that covers and protects the toes.
- Vamp: The upper front part of the shoe that covers the top of the foot and toes.
- Quarter: The upper back part of the shoe that covers the heel and ankle.
- Heel: The bottom back part of the shoe that raises the foot and provides support and stability.
- Counter: The stiff material at the back of the shoe provides support and shape to the heel.
- Insole: The removable or permanent layer of material inside the shoe that provides cushioning and support to the foot.
- Outsole: The bottom part of the shoe that comes in contact with the ground and provides traction and durability.
- Midsole: The layer of material between the insole and outsole that provides cushioning and shock absorption.
- Shank: A strip of material that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, providing support and stability.
- Laces: The strings or ribbons that are used to tie the shoe and adjust the fit.
- Tongue: The strip of material that runs along the top of the shoe and helps to keep the foot in place.
- Eyelets: The small holes or loops through which the laces are threaded.
- Toe cap: A reinforced layer of material at the front of the shoe to protect the toes.
- Heel tab: A small loop or tab on the back of the shoe that makes it easier to put the shoe on.
- Toe bumper: A reinforced layer of material at the front of the shoe to protect the toes during high-impact activities.
Parts of Glasses
- Frame: The part of the eyeglasses that holds the lenses in place and sits on the face.
- Lenses: The clear or tinted pieces of glass or plastic that are placed in the frame to correct vision or protect the eyes from the sun.
- Temples: The arms of the eyeglasses that extend from the frame and go over the ears to hold the eyeglasses in place.
- Bridge: The part of the frame that sits on the nose and holds the lenses in the correct position.
- Hinges: The small mechanisms that connect the temples to the frame and allow the eyeglasses to be folded for storage.
- Nose pads: The small pads on the frame that rest on the nose and help to keep the eyeglasses in place.
- Eyewire: The metal or plastic part of the frame that surrounds the lenses and hold them securely in place.
- Lens coatings: Additional coatings applied to the lenses to enhance their performance, such as anti-glare, scratch-resistant, and UV protection coatings.
- Lens material: The type of glass or plastic that the lenses are made of, such as CR-39, polycarbonate, or high-index plastic.
- Prescription: The specific measurements and specifications of the lenses, as determined by an eye doctor, to correct a person’s vision.
- Progressive/Multifocal Lenses: Lenses that have multiple prescriptions to correct different vision issues such as near-sightedness and far-sightedness in one lens.
- Transitions Lenses: Lenses that automatically adjust to changing light conditions, becoming darker in bright light and clearer in dim light.